NAIRN HOUSE GO FOR GOLD AT ENFIELD IN BLOOM

Bupa’s Nairn House Care Centre, Enfield, Middlesex, are celebrating after winning gold at Enfield in Bloom. Enfield in Bloom was developed to encourage and make lasting improvements to the local environment through Horticultural best practice, environmental friendliness, community involvement and sustainability. Bupa’s Nairn House have entered the competition for the last two years winning bronze and silver, and are celebrating this year by successfully winning gold in the ‘best communal garden’ category. It is thanks to the hard work and determination of residents and relatives that the garden has been so successful. After the home’s gardener left in 2008, resident Edward Tomlin took over the maintenance of the garden and the home set-up their very own gardening club. Relatives soon started showing an interest in the project and together they created the award winning garden. Sadly Edward passed away early last year, just before the garden picked up its second award in the silver category. His position was taken over by his brother Roger and Marion Leonard, whose husband was a former resident at the home. It is through their dedication and commitment that the garden has become so successful. Judith Wade, home manager at Bupa’s Nairn House Care Centre says: “This is a magnificent achievement for the home and is well deserved. I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work. We have received numerous positive comments on how wonderful the garden looks and all this would not be possible without the involvement and dedication of Roger and Marion, so again a huge thank you to them. We’ll be striving for the gold award again next year.”

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